TURNER FREE LIBRARY J.X'lh.VS', ttrJ-4 mhh < 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 i 4 4 4 4 4 i 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 II 3 1642 00284 7095 STETSON ORACLE Souvenir Graduation Program Number STETSON HIGH SCHOOL € p~wnr y ^FaqpTqp ?^^p -3 ^^p^j c^p^jr^prsfp^ y yyyy Mr my « ■■»»• wp- 1F ► 4 i 8, *t w H PI H o» O Z X o I in O o o r CO > O Pi a r > z H "0 Z PI o o < pi > H o H ^713.38 - /¥- 77 &7i.n7 St TURNER FREE LIBRARY THE STETSON ORACLE PUBLISHED BY THE PUPILS OF 1916, S. H. S. Vol. 1 Randolph, Mass., June, 1916 No. 2 editorial &taii Editor-in-Chief Literary Editor Editorials Exchanges Athletics Class Notes Alumni Advertising Treasurer Edward J. Roddan, '16 Ruth Peterson, '16 Horace A. Mann, '16 James Donovan, '16 Charles Cunningham, '16 Margaret Desmond, '16 John T. O'Brien, '16 Thomas Lyons, '16 Walter Carney, '16 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS The first number of the ' Stetson Oracle, which was issued less than a month ago, was well received, and we wish to thank both our subscrib- ers and advertisers for helping us make it a success. The idea of using the magazine form for our graduation program instead of continuing the old idea of a smaller program, seemed a good one to us as it allows more room for cuts and reading matter. We are glad to be able to show the new cut of the school from a picture taken by Mr. Wilson only, a few weeks ago. This shows the grounds of the school as well as the building to better advantage than any picture taken before. By using larger pages we are al- so enabled to put in a larger cut of the class and to introduce a few lines about each member. We hope that our new program will meet with approval. It used to be the custom in S. H. S. to have a salutatorian bid the au- dience welcome in behalf of the class and a valedictorian to say " Good-bye" for the class. Let this number of the "Oracle" be our ex- pression of hearty welcome to you all, and we will hope that our grad- uation will be a successful one, so that our last direct connection with S. H. S. will be one pleasant to re- member. Tonight, S. H. S. is losing a number of baseball men, and talented mem- bers in various lines. Six members of our school orchestra are Seniors. So is our basket ball captain. In go- ing over our list of the accomplish- ments of 1916 you will see that quite a few vacancies will be left to be filled. Perhaps some who read this pro- gram would like to see some of our recent, baseball scores. We have done very well this year, considering some of our handicaps. We lost Mulligan for a while and several other things have happened that brought us bad luck. But we seem to have improved again. Our game with Bridgewater was a good one. It was quite a hard game and the score was 8-4, in our favor. How do you like our gypsies ? We think they are pretty good. (Continued on Page 14) The Stetson Oracle CLASS OF 1916. STETSON HIGH SCHOOL The idea of reducing a ping-pong class group to a post-card cut, as far as we know, is unique. For several years, the Senior classes of S. H. S. have issued these post-cards. Copies of the one reproduced above have been sent all over the world. One was sent to the trenches in France. The Stetson Oracle Nineteen Hundred Sixteen, S.H.S. Yale Blue and White Motto: "Work to Win." Class Flower : Forget-me-not Latin Course Thomas Edward Kenney Marion Louise Leavitt Edward Leo Roddan English Course Arthur Joseph Brennan Charles Joseph Cunningham Mary Louise Crocker Herbert Peterson Commercial Course Walter Lawrence Carney Margaret Monica Desmond James Vincent Donovan Charlotte Madeline Evans Ida Greenberg Winnifred Hess Leona Mercedes Hogan Gertrude Cecilia Kane Walter Francis Kelliher Thomas Edward Lyons Gertrude Agnes Mahan Horace Arthur Mann Mildred Catherine McAuliffe Henry Vincent Morgan John Thomas O'Brien Walter Joseph O'Leary Ruth Alice Elizabeth Peterson Letitia Frances Scannell Jennie Augusta Schultz Anna Margaret Sullivan Robert Frazer Wallace Viola Frances Wood Class Officers President— Edward Leo Roddan. VlCE-PRES.— Charles Joseph Cunningham Secretary— Charlotte Madeline Evans. Treasurer— Leona Mercedes Hogan. Executive Committee All members of Class. Walter Lawrence Carney, Chairman Trustees of Stetson High School Edward Long George V. Higgins, M.D. Edmund K. Belcher Compliments of F. C. Granger, M, D. 8 The Stetson Oracle CLASS OF 1916 Arthur Joseph Brennan. "Bowser." Born in Randolph, May 10, 1899. Graduate of the Belcher Grammar School. Violinist in the S. H. S. or- chestra. Sub on the baseball team. He is gifted with a good sense of hu- mor and is somewhat affected by bashfulness. Walter Lawrence Carney. Born in the same town as above — June 8, 1899. Graduate of Prescott Grammar School. Another one of our famous actors, who has been in the cast of four plays, having the title role in our recent production of "Prof. Pepp." As a nervous profes- sor Walter is "quite some." "Bum- ski!" Whenever any one says that he jumps a foot, so they say. Mary Louise Crocker. Born, Holbrook, May 24, 1900. Graduate of Belcher Grammar School. Tennis player — piano play- er. Member of S. H. S. orchestra. In the cast of three plays. Louise is musical, and besides playing the piano, she can sing. She has a part in a vocal duet at graduation. Charles Joseph Cunningham. "Cun- Born in Randolph, Mass., Feb. 2, 1899. Prescott Grammar School. Jloward Green in ''Prof. Pepp." Vice-President of the class. Sport- ing Editor of the "Oracle." "Cun- ny" has played every position on the nine ever since he has been with us, and ends his S. H. S. athletic ca- reer as our captain, and a very pop- ular one. His other nickname, "Smil- er," tells you what his disposition is. He always does more than his part of the work, and keeps smiling. We almost forgot to say that he is^ one of our best basket-ball players. Margaret Monica Desmond. "Peg- gy." Born in Randolph, Mass., May 16, 1898. Graduate of Prescott School. Mrs. Templeton in "The Templeton Teapot." Angeline Spriggins in "Ici On Parle Francais. ""Desperate Peg" is quite an actress. Just watch her as graduation prophetess and see. James Vincent Donovan. Born in Randolph, Mass, Jan. 22, 1899. Graduate of Prescott Gram- mar School. Baseball Treasurer 1916. Cast of "The Temptation Teapot," "Either or Eeyther," "Ici on Parle Francais," "Prof. Pepp." This sounds like an account of the theatrical experiences of E. H. Soth- ern, and indeed it is rumored that Dit confesses to a weakness for the stage, particularly the "movy" stage. But we all know him well as the smiling post-boy who comes to school late each day with a letter for us all. As to athletics, Dit is found on the bench. He tells us that he sings bass, but we are glad to say we never heard him. Exchange edi- tor of the "Oracle." Class Will. We wonder what he will leave us. Charlotte Madeline Evans. Born Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 2, 1898. •Graduate of Belcher Grammar School. Aunt Sue in "The Temple- ton Teapot." In the cast of "Either or Eeyther" and "Ici On Parle Francais." Charlotte is the efficient scribe of 1916. Ida Greenberg. Randolph, Mass., Nov. 5, 1899. Graduate of Prescott School. Olga Stopski in "Prof. Pepp." Won a pair of gloves in the Frasier Co. con- test. Ida is one of our clever peo- ple. She can take Stenography at a great rate and always knows her lessons. Winnif red Hess. "Winny." Born Randolph, Mass., on presi- dential inauguration day, March 4, 1898. Prescott School. Has played basket-ball "like a champ" from her Freshman days, and now we lose an excellent captain and forward. Ten- (Continued on Page io) QD X c a 10 The Stetson Oracle (Continued from Page 8) nis Tournament, senior year. Took part of "Twitter" in "Either or Eeyther." Played violin in S. H. S. orchestra. Violin solo at gradua- tion. Take it all in all, Winny cer- tainly qualifies as one of our all- round accomplished girls. Leona Mercedes Hogan. "Muggins." Born Randolph, April 25, 1899. Graduate of Prescott Grammar School. Anna Maria in "Ice On Parle Francais." Petunia Muggins in "Prof. Pepp." She can lisp beau- tifully, as you know, if you attend- ed our senior play. Won a prize in the Penmanship Contest. Subscrip- tion Editor of the "Oracle." Treas- urer of the Senior Class. It was while holding this position that Leona learned what it means to "lay on the table." Class Prophet, 1916. Just watch her prophecy. She and "Desperate Peg" have figured out the future for the rest of us. Gertrude Cecilia Kane. Born, Millis, Mass. Jan. 29, 1898. Graduate of Prescott Grammar School. Kitty Clover in "Prof. Pepp." Gert is on the class exec- utive committee, has won two prizes for penmanship at Brockton Busi- ness College, can play tennis, and can play the piano. She has the courage to admit that she is an anti- suffragette, and that takes some courage, nowadays. Walter Francis Kelliher. "Kell." Born Oct. 7, 1899, Randolph, Mass. Graduate of Prescott Grammar School. Basket-ball, Junior and Senior year. Football Senior year. A pleasant boy, upon whom we could always depend for a smile. Thomas Edward Kenney. "Tom." Born North Easton. Feb. 1, 1900. Graduate of Belcher School. Second prize for essay, "Electricity in the Modern Home." Tom is the well- known keeper of the score book at ball games. The crowd is always ten deep around him to find out how far ahead we are. Marian Louise Leavitt. Born Randolph, Feb. 12, 1899. Graduate of Prescott Grammar School. Marian has been so busy taking College Entrance examina- tions lately that she hardly has time to speak to us. Marian has always been busy, which perhaps accounts for the fact that she seems to know quite a lot — at least, much more than some of us know. Che can play the piano, recite Latin by the yard, fig- ure out algebra, and a lot of things that bother most of us a great deal. Thomas Edward Lyons. "Mud," "Tee-Hee." Tommy thought he would be dif- ferent from the rest of his class, so he chose an original birthplace, "Randolph," where he arrived Jan. 2, 1899, and has been quite alive ever since. He came to us from the Prescott Grammar School four years ago, and has done many things to distinguish himself. He has been both a sub and a regular on our nine, this year playing right field. In basket-ball he has been left back. Our athletics certainlv will feel the loss of 1916. "Mud" was Advertising Mana- ger of the "Oracle." and an extra efiicient one. Also "Mud" has been on the stage as Sim Batty in "Prof. Pepp." Of course we al] know that Tom- my likes to argue, and we like to have him like to ars^ue. He wouldn't be Tommy if he didn't. Gertrude Agnes Mahan. "Ger/t." Born East Weymouth, Nov. 18, 1899. Graduate of Belcher Gram- mar School; Randolph. Plays the piano. Executive Committee class of 1916. "Gert" is going to enter upon the career of a lecturer tonight* So watch out ! Horace Arthur Mann. Born in Boston, Oct, 14, 1899. Graduate of the Belcher Grammar School. First prize for "Electricity in the Modern House." Class Treas- urer two years. Horace is one of the kind who keeps still and learns a lot — and he xloes know a lot, too. (Continued on Page 12) The Stetson Oracle 11 Program Gillis Forbes Donizetti Brigham March MARION L. LEAVITT at Piano CHARLOTTE M. EVANS, Marshal Invocation Rev. WARREN N. BIXBY "The Dashing Cavaliers" 1916 orchestra Class History WALTER L. CARNEY Violin Solo, "Reverie" WINNIFRED HESS RECITATION, "Aunt Patience's Doughnuts*' RUTH PETERSON GlRLS' CHORUS, "When the Leaves are Turning Gold" Mandolin Solo, "Where Memory Dwells" LETITIA F. SCANNELL "Land of the Midnight Sun" GERTRUDE A. MAHAN Class Prophecy LEONA M. HOGAN MARGARET M. DESMOND CHORUS, "Barbara Frietchie" LOUISE CROCKER at Piano MAY C. MORGAN, '14, Soloist "Tricks of Motion Pictures" IDA GREENBERG Presentation of Class Gift ANNA M. SULLIVAN Duet, "Like the Lark" Fritz Abt VIOLA F. WOOD LOUISE CROCKER Class Will JAMES V. DONOVAN CORNET Solo, "Honeysuckle Polka" Casey EDWARD L. RODDAN Awarding of Plattsburg Training Camp Prize JAMES D. HENDERSON, President Randolph Trust Co. Presentation of Diplomas Superintendent SAMUEL F. BLODGETT "The Star Spangled Banner" Key SCHOOL and AUDIENCE Jordan 12 The Stetson Oracle (Continued from Page 10) Mildred Catherine McAuliffe. For birth-place see almost any other 1916er's birthplace. Oct. 20, 1898. Graduate of Prescott Gram- mar School. Mildred is always a good sport and "one of the girls." She is quiet, but always there. Henry Vincent Morgan. "Ignatz." Born, same town, on St. Valen- tine's day, 1900. Isn't it splendid to think that Henry was born on St. Valentine's Day! In spite of that fact he is a great actor and has held five audiences enthralled by his ability while he has been in S. H. S. 1913, "The Templeton Tea pot;" 1914, "Either or Eeyther; 1915, "Ici On Parle Francais; 1916, Buttonbuster in "Prof. Pepp;" 1916, Dennis, the garden- er, in "The Straw Man." Henry is quite accommodating and helped us out on the "Oracle," for whicn we thank him. John Thomas O'Brien. "Champ," "Noisy," "Swede." Born in Randolph, Mass, July 17, 1898 Graduate of Prescott School. Pitcher on the nine — hence the name "Champ." Center on the basket-ball team. Noisy Fleming in "Prof. Pepp," but he had the nick-name "Noisy" long before that. Alumni editor of the "Stetson Oracle." A big heart and a good disposition — a very agreeable combination to have. Walter Joseph O'Leary. "Oley." Born in Randolph, Mass., Aug. 23, 1899. Graduate of Prescott Grammar School. Entered Stetson High the following September and has spent most of his time there ever since. Oley is quite a hand at basket-ball, has played football and even tried baseball. Peddler in "Prof. Pepp." Gaston in "The Straw Man," given for the benefit of the ball team. Oley is a loyal baseball man and always makes more than his share of the noise at a ball game — something in which we might all imitiate him more. Herbert Peterson. "Pete." Born in Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 2, 1898. Graduate of Belcher Gram- mar School. "Pete" has a beauti- ful bass voice and tells us with pride that he is one of Miss Hand's right-hand men. He is going to go to Plattsburg Camp this summer, thanks to the generosity of the Ran- dolph Trust Co. We have visions of Pete rising at the sound of the bugle in the gray dawn and tramp- ing around all day till he is foot- sore and weary; then sinking into or onto the floor of a tent at night with a sigh thinking "Randolph was never like this." " Ruth Alice Elizabeth Peterson. Born Brookline, Mass., April 12, 1899. Graduate of Belcher Gram- mar School. Mrs. Spriggins in "Ici On Parle Francais." Irene Van Hilt in "Prof. Pepp." Literary Ed- itor of the "Oracle." Prize from Fraser's Store, 1916. Ruth is a reader and a writer both. Once she had a short story published in the Post. Several times she has read for us and will read at graduation. Another girl whom 1916 will be proud to claim. Edward Leo Roddan. Randolph, Mass., Jan. 10, 1899. Prescott Grammar School. Football senior year. Baseball three years. "Eddy" is our expert first base- man. Also he is our class president, cornetist and editor of the "Ora- cle." Like Sir Walter Raleigh he is a man of versatility. He won the prize from Randolph for a paper submitted to the Quincy Board of Trade on the "American Merchant Marine," plays a cornet solo at graduation, and, in fact, can do al- most anything reasonable and do it well. Eddy is both useful and orna- mental, and we are proud to claim him as a member of 1916. P. S. He did not write this, and knows nothing about it. (Continued on Page 14) The Stetson Oracle 13 jfOR many years Seth Turner was one of the leading citizens of Randolph. He was a prominent banker of Boston and a well- known figure in the financial circles of the city. He interested himself in everything that per- tained to Randolph, and it is due to his efforts that the Turner Lib- rary belongs to the town. He was a friend of Stetson High School and gave for its benefit the Turner Medal Fund of $1000. 3(1 MASA STETSON was born on North street, ^^ Randolph. First a shoemaker at the bench; then a retail shoe dealer in Boston, he was dur- ing the war of 1812 Commissary-General for the State of Massachusetts. He was the owner of extensive real estate in Maine, the Township of Stetson bearing his name. To this Township he gave a church. ''Stetson Hall. Presented to the town of Ran- dolph by the Hon. Amasa Stetson A.D. MDCCCXLII. This tablet is placed here by a vote of the town as a memorial of the munificence of the donor. ' ' Originally Stetson H. S. was held in the lower part of Stetson Hall, and when it was fornd that the rent of the various parts of the Hall was not sufficient to pay the expenses of the school, Amasa Stetson gave $10,000 for its support. He died in Dorchester and is buried there. The History of Braintree tells us that at the time of his death, he was worth $600,000. AMASA STETSON 14 The Stetson Oracle Letitia Frances Scannell. "Letty." Born in the same town where most of us were born, Randolph, in the same year, 1899, on August 25. Graduate of Prescott Grammar. Well known as our prize mandolin player. "Letty" is quite ready at turning her hand to various things. She sings; she plays basket-ball; she reads ; she has been in plays ; she has been on several commit- tees ; she won one of the prizes of- fered this year by Fraser's store in Brockton. We present to you "Letty" as a typical sample of what 1916 has to offer. Jennie Augusta Schultz. Born Canton street, Randolph, on March 17, 1899. Jennie was never known to complain of her lot at any time, and we are very glad indeed that she could get back from her sickness in time to enjoy the last few weeks of S. H. S. with us. We are proud of her spunk and cour- age. Anna Margaret Sullivan, belle." Anna- Admits she was born in Ran- dolph, Feb. 29, 1899. Doubtless she means Feb. 28. Graduate of Pres- cott Grammar School. Vivian Drew in "Prof. Pepp." Presentist of the glass gift at graduation. Robert Frazer Wallace. Wallace is an unusual member of 1916. He was born in Cambridge on Aug. 8, 1898. Graduate of Pres- cott Grammar School. Wallace is one of the quiet lads who don't say much, but seem to make a lot of friends just the same. Wallace certainly has a lot. Viola Frances Wood. Born on Liberty street, Randolph, Mass., Dec. 9, 1898. Graduate of Belcher Grammar School. Basket- ball somewhat. Viola plays a cor- net in our school orchestra and al- so sings at many of our entertain- ments. Prize in penmanship and bookkeeping. (Continued from Page 5) Charlotte Evans is one of the best class marshals S. H. S. has had for some time. That march down over the stairs in Stetson Hall that looks so simple, is not so easy as it looks. You ought to try it yourself and find out. We all feel rather shaky as we wonder what our prophetesses will foretell for us. So much depends on it! We shall, of course, believe every word they say. Also what will "Dit" Donovan leave us? We have tried to think of all the good deeds we ever did for him and all the mean things we've said to him — but all in vain. We cannot figure out what part of 1916 's vast estate will fall to our lot. The last gift that has come to the school is a steel engraving of "Shakespeare and His Friends," from the class of 1866. Mrs. William Porter presented the gift. A plate is being made to put on the frame showing who gave the picture. Mulligan was our catcher, The fruit of all our search, But he went and caught pneu- monia, And left us in the lurch. Electric Service is the keynote to Comfort and Convenience. Our new heating rate is conducive to the use of electric appliances. An examination of our display room will offer some suggestion as to greater comfort IN YOUR HOME. Randolph & Holbrook Power & Electric Company E. S. HAMBLEN, Supt. Randolph Trust Company Capital $60,000 Surplus $6,000 The Community Bank WE ARE PREPARED TO SERVE YOU Savings Department that pays 4 per cent. Commercial Department That Pays 2 per cent, on $300 balances Safe Deposit Boxes $2.50 a year and up James D. Henderson, Prest. Louis E. Flye, Vice-Pres. Chas. D. Hill, Vice-Prest. Frank W. Vye, Treas.